Stories of love, transition, and vacuum cleaners. Listen to our collection of StoryCorps staff favorites.
Get to Know StoryCorps
Discover incredible stories of community and connection as part of our national movement to create an oral history of our time.
“I can't fix the country... but I can brighten my own corner. “
Scott Macaulay tells his friend Loretta Saint-Louis about how after 35 years of hosting Thanksgiving dinner for people who have nowhere else to go, he’s finding a new way to connect with strangers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Everybody wanted to be at our house.”
Mary Mills talks with her mother, Joyce Carter Mills, about growing up in the 1960s and why all the neighborhood kids wanted to be at their house.
Crescenciana “Lola” Tan, originally from the Philippines, came to California to help raise her grandkids. Her daughter Olivia and grandson Kenneth used StoryCorps Connect to share some of the lessons she imparted and the memories they cherish from Lola’s storied life.
“A man of the ages is not someone who is called daddy.”
In the 1940s, Dr. Charles Drew was a surgeon and blood scientist, and today he is known as the “Father of Blood Banks.” His daughter, Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis, came to StoryCorps with her son, Ernest Jarvis, to remember him and his work.